Gigamons - Memory Board Game
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- Memory game packed with special powers
- Find the pairs, use your powers and collect monsters to win!
- Works memory, focus & attention and problem solving skills
- Includes 7 Gigamons, 42 Elemons, 3 Rock Tokens, 4 Reference Cards and Illustrated Rules
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Enter a realm where magic reigns and the world's elements are creatures with mythical abilities! On your turn, you will look at 2 of the face-down Elemons on the table, revealing them to all players. When you find a pair of Elemons, you will earn them and also invoke their unique special power, giving you an advantage for the rest of the game. Every three of the same Elemon you find, will summon the corresponding Gigamon to your side. And when you have 3 Gigamons, you win the game! Gigamons is a game artistically designed to engage the player's imagination and carry them away to a new world.
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MFG: Blue Orange Games
#of Players: 2 -4
Age Range: 6+
Overall Construction: In Gigamons you will receive 4 cheat cards that are made of a material similar to standard playing cards. The Elemons & the Gigamons are made of the same quality cardboard as what you would find in Memory. They are a nice durable batch of cards. There are little plastic bases that are pretty standard, they go on the bottoms of the Gigamons. The rules are in a nice glossy rulebook, unlike most of the parts, it needs to be handled gently. There are also plastic bags to put your cheat cards, rocks, and bases in, but they are not necessary.
Now for the negative. The only negative I have found about the game is the difficulty of opening the box. With that being said, the box will not randomly come open. Bet you thought I was going to forget to mention the box didn’t you.
Gameplay: The one thing I like most about Blue Orange Games is the simplicity of their gameplay. This game is no different. If you know how to play Memory, then you already know half of the rules.
Each player is given a cheat card. It details all of the special abilities of the Elemons. The Elemons are shuffled and dealt out into a 3x3 field. The youngest player starts off by flipping over 2 cards. If there is a match take the pair, check the cheat card for the special abilities of the cards, and perform the special ability if possible. If you have 2 different Elemons, but one is the Polymon then you take both of them. If neither of them is the Polymon, then flip them back over. Play continues around the table. Once a player collects 3 of any Elemon they ca trade them in for the matching Gigamon.
Everyone is trying to collect 3 Gigamons to win the game. This can be harder than you’d think since other players can steal your Gigamon from you if they collect 3 of the same Elemons.
Yes/No Recommend: Unlike your standard game of Memory, Gigamon feels like it gives you a goal to shoot for. There are several mechanics to this game that make it more fun than memory and a better starter game to teach children matching.
The reason it makes a better game to use with children to teach matching is because it also teaches two other important skills, strategy & reading. I say reading because I make players read the cheat card to use their Elemon’s special ability when a match is made. Strategy because of the timing in which you capture Gigamons and use how you use the special their special abilities. Example: The Flaremon (Fire Element) give you the ability to destroy another players Elemon, which puts them one extra element away from getting a Gigamon. The Geomon (Earth Element) allows you to place rocks that no other player can move. Ave fun exploring all of the ways you can use the special abilities to your advantage.
Where To Get It: Currently the best place to get this item is your local game or hobby shop. The big boxes are slowly getting these games, so it will only be a matter of time before you will be able to get them there as well. For more information on this game please visit the website at
This game came as a gift to family after the birth of our son in August (along with another Blue Orange game called Dr. Eureka). My work gave them to me saying they were hoping the games would prove as quick, fun things for my family to do in the spare moments we weren’t taking care of Baby Micah (or Baby Wookie as my two year old insists his name is). One of my teammates remembered a throw-away comment about joking (but not really) that the only game I knew I could get my wife to play was Memory, or Memory based games. He found the description for this and thought it was fitting. But did it “fit” with my family? Well let’s see…
Brief Game Synopsis
Gigamons is essentially Memory, but with special powers for each type of tile and played out on an ever changing 3x3 grid. Each match made triggers the special ability of the Elemon on the matched tile. When three Elemons of the same type are captured the player receives the Gigamon that matches the Elemon. First player with three Gigamons wins the game.
Toys With Rules
The game truly is played like Memory and the only real confusion comes from A) the silly names and B) the powers of each different Elemon type. The rules lay it out nicely but there are Reference cards included that tell you what ability each Elemon has which is great and is incredibly helpful for your first few games. Really if you can play Memory, you can play Gigamons (or Memoramons as we call it). My two year old plays the game (with some assistance for some of the special abilities).
Boards ‘N Bits
Everything in the oddly shaped box is of thick cardboard stock that seems like it will be durable enough to hold up to heavy use (we have played it at least thirty to forty times now and there is no real signs of wear and tear).
My only real complaint regarding the pieces is a minor one, and that is that the Hydromon and Aeromon look similar enough that it has caused some confusion in some of that games I have played.
Gigamons is simple, fast, and surprisingly entertaining Memory game. I like that my six year old has it down pat and my two year old can play (with minor assistance), and my wife even likes it. The unique abilities keeps it fresh and the small grid of cards that is frequently refreshed prevents runaway winning for those who may have better memorization skills (I’m talking about my wife and son, they are far better at those type of games then I am). As I always do with family games, I busted this gem out with several different groups of adults anticipating derision and guffawing. But everybody liked it (save for one guy, but he doesn’t count because he makes fun of literally every single game we play with him…).
Here is what Judah, my six year old son and most frequent gaming partner, had to say about Gigamons:
Okay, so first off, I really do not like that Ezzie (his nickname for my two year old son, Ezra) wins a lot by getting my three Gigamons before I do. It is just sooooo cool because one of the other things that makes it great is all the special powers like some of them have ones like the water one mons lets you take a sneak peek at the tiles, and the rockamon lets you put rocks on tiles not letting others peek at until your next turn. And there is things, like what I like, is that there are Tall-imons, er, no Gigamons that have cool art. Also, mommy actually plays this so it is even better!
He may not have the names down (or the abilities 100%) yet but he gets the idea across nicely.
+ Super fast
+ Can be played with all ages
+ Scales very well, just as fun with two players as it is with five
- Oddly shapes box makes shelving it bothersome
- Cutesy art and odd names can be a bit of a turnoff
- Would like maybe two more different types of Elemon abilities
Purchase, Play, or Pass
I think Memoramons is a solid Purchase. There is a lot of quirky fun to be had in a quirky little box, so long as you know it is a filler and not a thought heavy intense Eurogame or something.
This product was received in exchange for an honest review. The opinion expressed is 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
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